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When the first nuclear device was detonated in the desert of New Mexic

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When the first nuclear device was detonated in the desert of New Mexico, a new military era can be said to have begun as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal.


(A) as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal

(B) as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence took their places in the world arsenal

(C) as the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence both take their place in the world arsenal

(D) as a result of the fact that both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence took their respective places in the world arsenal

(E) as a consequence of the fact that both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal

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past tense should be used only B & D left

B is composed correctly ; D as result of is not correct
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When the first nuclear device was detonated in the desert of New Mexico, a new military era can be said to have begun as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal.


(A) as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal

(B) as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence took their places in the world arsenal

(C) as the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence both take their place in the world arsenal

(D) as a result of the fact that both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence took their respective places in the world arsenal

(E) as a consequence of the fact that both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal



i was confused between B and D, i first thought D is wordy, so eliminate D, but the changed mind thinking that physical power of atom and pschologcia power, cannot be referred directly, so it has to be fact, choose D -incorrectly

Bunuel can you please put more light on B and D answer choice
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When the first nuclear device was detonated in the desert of New Mexico, a new military era can be said to have begun as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal.


(A) as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal (past tense is preferred )

(B) as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence took their places in the world arsenal (correct
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(C) as the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence both take their place in the world arsenal (Correct use is both X and Y)

(D) as a result of the fact that both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence took their respective places in the world arsenal (past tense and as a result of the fact is not required)

(E) as a consequence of the fact that both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal(as a consequence of the fact is not required)

I will go with choice A


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Bunuel wrote:
When the first nuclear device was detonated in the desert of New Mexico, a new military era can be said to have begun as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal.


(A) as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal

(B) as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence took their places in the world arsenal

(C) as the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence both take their place in the world arsenal

(D) as a result of the fact that both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence took their respective places in the world arsenal

(E) as a consequence of the fact that both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal


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When you scan the answer choices, you can see that the phrases “as a result of the fact” in (D) and “as a consequence of the fact”in (E) are unnecessary:elim- inate the two longest answer choices. Since the sen- tence describes events that took place in the past, “take”in (A) and (C) is wrong;“took”in (B) is right.
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Eliminate A,C,E since it uses 'take' instead of 'took'

D is wordy "as a result of the fact " is unnecessary.

B is correct !
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Bunuel wrote:
When the first nuclear device was detonated in the desert of New Mexico, a new military era can be said to have begun as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal.


(A) as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal

(B) as both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence took their places in the world arsenal

(C) as the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence both take their place in the world arsenal

(D) as a result of the fact that both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence took their respective places in the world arsenal

(E) as a consequence of the fact that both the physical power of the atom and the psychological power of deterrence take their places in the world arsenal



i was confused between B and D, i first thought D is wordy, so eliminate D, but the changed mind thinking that physical power of atom and pschologcia power, cannot be referred directly, so it has to be fact, choose D -incorrectly

Bunuel can you please put more light on B and D answer choice


Hi, IMO we can eliminate D due to meaning reason easily if we focus on cracking the meaning of the sentence.
As per choice D, A new era can be said to have begun because A & B took their respective positions in world arsenal. Illogical and is not what the sentence intends to say.
As per choice B, A new era can be said to have begun as the world took notice of physical power of atom and psychological power of deterrence.

I hope this will help in decoding the correct answer choice.
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